Books by Faculty
Indiana University Press, 2019
Alan Dowty (Kroc faculty fellow) traces the earliest roots of the conflict to the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, arguing that this historical approach highlights constant clashes between religious and ethnic groups in Palestine.
Polity Books, 2019
Edited by Alan Dowty (Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow). Introduction to any complex international conflict is enriched when the voices of the is adversaries are heard. The Israel/Palestine Reader an innovative collection, focused on the human dimension of the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian confrontation. Its vivid and illuminating readings present the voices of the diverse parties through personal testimonies and analyses. Key leaders, literary figures, prominent analysts, and simply close observers of different phases of this protracted conflict are all represented—intheir own words.
From Mark Twain to Theodor Herzl, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Golda Meir, Anwar Sadat, EzerWeizman, Ehud Barak, Marwan Barghouti, Mahmoud Abbas, Benjamin Netanyahu, JohnKerry, and dozens of others, the firsthand narratives brought together in this Reader bring the conflict to life as seen by those closest to it. Though structured to complement Alan Dowty's introductory text Israel/Palestine (4th edition, Polity 2017),this Reader also stands on its own as a survey of "voices" in the conflict. Each of the ten chapters is framed by an editorial introduction that sets the pieces in context. By juxtaposing contrasting viewpoints both between and within the opposed parties, these pieces underline the drama of the conflict, while final judgment is left to the reader. This lively volume will add color and texture to any study of Arab–Israeli issues or of the Middle East generally.
Oxford University Press, 2018
Authors Patrick Regan, Christian Davenport, and Erik Melander offer a parallax view of how the authors think about peace and the complexities that surround the concept.
Cambridge University Press, 2018
Editors Peter Wallensteen and Madhav Joshi provide an analytical framework for understanding how the concept of quality peace can be used to evaluate post-conflict peacebuilding, using social science, statistics, and case studies.
Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity
Cambridge University Press, 2017
Governance for Peace by David Cortright presents a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions of governance that are most likely to prevent armed conflict and foster sustainable peace.
Orbis Books, 2017
Through a collection of essays, Emmanuel Katongole portrays different dimensions of what it means for Christians in Africa to receive the gift and invitation of reconciliation in the midst of the stubborn realities of war, poverty and violence.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017
For Emmanuel Katongole, there is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope for those enduring Africa’s endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2016
Editors David Cortright, Melanie Greenberg and Laurel Stone illustrate the growth of civil society involvement in national, regional, and international peacebuilding policy through a number of case studies which feature women's perspectives and voices from the Global South.
Peace through Law: Reflections on Pacem in Terris from Philosophy, Law, Theology, and Political Science
Editors Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven and Mary Ellen O’Connell offer reflections on Pope John XXIII’s peace encyclical Pacem in Terris from the disciplines of philosophy, law, theology, and political science.
Oxford University Press, 2016
Gary Goertz, Paul F. Diehl, and Alexandru Balas reconceptualize peace as more than the absence of war.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts.
Patrick Regan articulates a multi-level political process for influencing climate change legislation, beginning with local politics.
University of Chicago Press, 2015
Editors David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst and Kristen Wall present a conversation among leading scholars that analyzes the legal, ethical and strategic implications of American drone warfare.
University of North Carolina Press, 2015
Ebrahim Moosa introduces readers to the world of the madrasa—the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world—providing an informative resource for anyone seeking to understand orthodox Islam in global affairs.
Oxford University Press, 2015
Scott Appleby, David Little and Atalia Omer provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflct and peacebuilding.
Herald Press, 2014
This book by international mediator John Paul Lederach serves as a guidebook for church groups, families or individuals seeking a scriptural view of reconciliation and practical steps for transforming conflict.
This book, edited by Peter Wallensteen and Anders Bjurner, analyzes the new and difficult roles of regional organizations in peacemaking after the end of the Cold War and how they relate to the United Nations.
Woodrow Wilson Center Press/John Hopkins University Press, 2013
Asher Kaufman studies one of the flash points of the Middle East since the 1960s—a tiny region of roughly 100 square kilometers where Syria, Lebanon and Israel come together but where the borders have never been clearly marked.
This volume, co-edited by Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja and a project of the International Peace Institute, explores the causes of genocide and mass atrocities, examining the challenges involved in forging effective international policies to mitigate genocidal violence.